København Tourism & Travel Guide

Lucky me, travel to Belgium was an official trip, and the fun began with my personal bag pack trip to Denmark, Sweden and an evening in Paris!...

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The Freetown of Christiania, as it is called, is a small bohemian paradise tucked in a corner of Christianshavn in the Danish capital Copenhagn....

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Freetown Christiania

Day 5 - Located right opposite of Vor Frelsers Kirke (Church of Our Saviour), it is Christiania which is commonly known as Freetown Christiania. I was told that it is the happy town, which is a self-proclaimed autonomous neighbourhood. I would definitely go back in my next trip and see more of this happy town. Christiania is definitely an interesting neighbourhood to visit and worth exploring ;)
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Little Mermaid

Day 4 - I kicked start my day by walking to The Little Mermaid located by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade. It is a bronze statue by Edvard Eriksen, commissioned by Carl Jacobsen (the son of Carlsberg's founder) in 1909. Jacobsen had been fascinated by a ballet about the fairytale in Copenhagen's Royal Theatre and thus he asked Ellen Price, the ballerina, to model for the statue. However, she did not agree to model in nude, and thus the statue's head was modelled after Price but the body was modelled after the sculptor's wife, Eline Eriksen. I was told that The Little Mermaid statue is the most vandalised statue where its head was once sawn off in 1964 and 1998 but was successfully restored. In 2004 and 2007 the statue was draped in burqa. Besides that, there were several times where the statue has been poured on with paint. If you really want to take a good snapshot of the statue, you have to be there SUPER early, especially during summer where it is the peak season for visitors from all over the world. I can hardly squeeze through the crowd and take a snapshot of the statue WITHOUT people posing next to it!
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